Name for NW Africa (Arabic “far west”, “sunset”). The Maghreb powers—Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Western Sahara—agreed on economic coordination 1964–65, with Mauritania cooperating from 1970. In 1989 these countries formed an economic union known as the Arab Maghreb Union. Chad and Mali are sometimes included. Compare Mashraq, the Arab countries of the E Mediterranean.
Zajednični naziv za afričke zemlje: Maroko, Alžir, Libija, Tunis i Mauritaniju.